Mission Week Registration Forms

What is Mission Week?

It is a week long summer service opportunity in New Castle, PA. This year, we are partnering with 8 Catholic parishes from across the diocese to help people in need.

The trip is June 16-21, 2019.

This trip and the come and see event are open to all youth in grades 9-12.

Please click here to access the forms. Both youth and interested adult volunteers should fill out the form.

Summer 2018 Youth Events

Get-together for College Youth: Fr. Ken and Jo Ann will be hosting a get-together for any college youth at 8PM on Thursday, May 31.  This is a social opportunity to hang out and check-in. We will meet at the parish center patio, where we will have a small fire and snacks, including supplies for s’mores. This is open to youth of the parish presently in college or recent graduates, and friends are welcome.  Youth must RSVP with Jo Ann (jklemencic@saintmauriceparish.org) by 5pm on May 30.

Volunteer at the Festival: There will be a Youth Ministry sponsored game booth at all 4 nights of the festival, and we need youth and adults volunteers for each of the evenings. Please sign up here.

Catholic Youth Kennywood Day: Youth in Grades 7th-12th, join us for Catholic Youth Kennywood Day on Monday, July 23.  Tickets are only $23.
Kennywood Youth Day Registration Form 2018

Faith Night Pirates Game: Youth in Grades 7th-12th, join us for Faith Night at PNC Park with the Pirates on Friday, July 27! Registration forms are available on the youth website and at the Welcome Desk.
Pirates Registration Form 2018

Mission Week 2018: Initial Registration Forms

Have you ever wanted to serve others alongside peers in a fun and faith-filled summetime setting? Then Mission Week is the trip for you! Youth currently in grades 9-12 are invited to join us on this trip, as well as any adults who love working with teens and helping others. Please consider joining us. More information and the sign-up forms are below!

Also, please consider joining us for the informational meeting on March 11 at 6pm in the Parish Center. You can sign up for that event by clicking here.

FORMS:
Mission Week 2018 Initial Registration and Info
Permission Form 2018(fillable)

The Importance of Holy Week

It’s Holy Week, and I’m ecstatic! It can be a busy time to work at a parish, but I have always found it to be a blessing. I find the different liturgies moving as they highlight the various aspects of Jesus’ full humanity and divinity. We have the opportunity as Catholics to walk through the milestones and key aspects of Jesus’ ministry in a week. It’s not that the faith is more important for this one week, but the liturgical year does reach a new height of celebration and this week is a beautiful testament and capstone to what our faith is all about: a radical, humble, selfless, and pure love that has and will continue to shake the foundations of the Earth.

I share with you this image that depicts the different stages of the week.

holy-week

We go from Palm Sunday, to Holy Thursday, where we have the washing of the feet and celebrate the institution of the Eucharist, to Good Friday, the passion of our Lord, and then finally to the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.

There is nothing more royal than the shouts of “Hosanna”, and there is nothing as humbling as the creator of the universe washing the feet of those whom he loves and wishes to serve. There is nothing more awesome yet familiar than sharing a meal with friends that has become the foundation of our Catholic Tradition and tradition, yet is always a miracle. There is nothing more anguished yet moving than remembering Christ’s sacrifice of his life on behalf of his love of all people. And there is nothing more victorious and glorious than a promise fulfilled, a promise of new life that signifies salvation and grace.

So please consider walking through this week with your Catholic community and think about attending any and all of the liturgies throughout this week, especially if you have never attended one of them before. You can view the St. Maurice schedule by clicking on this sentence. I hope you can join us at St. Maurice or elsewhere for this most holy of weeks!